street drug

Definitions of street drug
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n a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction

Synonyms:
drug of abuse
Types:
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gateway drug
a habit-forming drug that is not addictive but its use may lead to the use of other addictive drugs
depressant, downer, sedative, sedative drug
a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
soft drug
a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
baccy, tobacco
leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant
a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
amphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulphate
a sulfate derivative of amphetamine that is used as a stimulant for the central nervous system
Benzedrine, bennie
a form of amphetamine
bhang
a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India
cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana
the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
chloral hydrate
a colorless crystalline drug used as a sedative; irritates the stomach and can be addictive
Dexedrine, dextroamphetamine sulphate
an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant
filler
the tobacco used to form the core of a cigar
Doriden, glutethimide
sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
haschisch, hash, hasheesh, hashish
purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
roll of tobacco, smoke
tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug
a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
smoking mixture
a blend of tobaccos to be smoked in a pipe
snuff
finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose
proof spirit
a mixture containing half alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit
home brew, homebrew
an alcoholic beverage (especially beer) made at home
hooch, hootch
an illicitly distilled (and usually inferior) alcoholic liquor
kava, kavakava
an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
aperitif
alcoholic beverage taken before a meal as an appetizer
brew, brewage
drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
rice beer, sake, saki
Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
nipa
made from sap of the Australasian nipa palm
vino, wine
fermented juice (of grapes especially)
John Barleycorn, booze, hard drink, hard liquor, liquor, spirits, strong drink
an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
ethyl alcohol, neutral spirits
nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
pulque
fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey
cordial, liqueur
strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
mixed drink
made of two or more ingredients
hard cider
alcoholic drink from fermented cider; `cider' and `cyder' are European (especially British) usages for the fermented beverage
perry
a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider
rotgut
any alcoholic beverage of inferior quality
slug
an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped
koumiss, kumis
an alcoholic beverage made from fermented mare's milk; made originally by nomads of central Asia
shag
a strong coarse tobacco that has been shredded
Turkish tobacco
a dark aromatic tobacco of eastern Europe that is used in cigarettes
Type of:
drug
a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

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